Animal Friends Insurance – Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

Animal Friends’ approach to workplace culture and diversity

At Animal Friends, we promote a culture of fairness and transparency, and coupled with our people’s passion for animal welfare and charitable giving, we are able to provide a diverse and welcoming place to work that focusses on our peoples’ wellbeing. Here’s what some of the female Senior Leadership Team have to say about Animal Friends, and the work we need to do to continue improving our gender pay gap and bonus gap. What working at Animal Friends means for us “It’s the perfect mix of helping charity partners make an impact on animal welfare, and working on fantastic campaigns within a commercial environment.” Patricia Gardiner Director of Marketing Animal Friends is here to provide leading online veterinary care, and preventative care for healthy animals. As such, having a passion for animals and animal welfare is an essential part of the working ethos, and we attract candidates with these interests. Employees at all levels are able to enjoy a range of company benefits, from a HIVE portal where they can access important information, tools, and life hacks. Specialist Mental Health First Aiders are on hand to ensure individual’s needs and preferences are respected and catered for, in any eventuality. Our robust benefits package offers discounts at over 800 retailers, plus flexible working is available and encouraged where possible. People are even able to bring their dog to work with them! Essentially, we have something to offer everyone, no matter their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or stage in life.

We are proud to open our doors to a diverse pool of talent and provide themwith a fantastic working culture. “I’ve enjoyed a 50% discount on my pet insurance (2 dogs, 1 cat), plus a 5% discount on my supermarket shop and across other retailers. The overall benefits package has enabled me to take my birthday off, contributed to my pension, allowed me to bring dog into work, and have a free JOII vet telephone consultation for my poorly pooch!” Vicky Manning-Boyett People Development and Talent Manager Evolution, not revolution – our Core Values The world is changing, and we must change with it. While our gender pay gap and bonus gap have improved year on year, we still have much work to do to stay on the correct path and continue to reduce the gap. As part of this commitment, we have evolved our company vision, mission, and core values, to better reflect who we are and where we want to be. By having all employees on the same page, they can represent our values in their day-to-day work. The process of evolving our core ethos involved more than the Leadership Team debating – we also engaged with all colleagues, and challenged them to come up with an animal that they felt best represented each value. This was a conscious decision to ensure our evolution was a truly company-wide decision, and everyone felt able to contribute meaningfully. Fairness and transparency are at the heart of what we do, and evolving these elements of our culture will improve our pay gap – it also shows we are a company with values and good practice at our core.


Gender Pay Gap Report 2019 – Animal Friends Insurance

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